Ipswich Unemployed Action.

Campaigning for Unemployed Rights.

New Government, New Business Opportunities for Welfare-to-Work Providers.

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Acquisition of Cheap Labour and Easy Profits  Opportunities for the Third Sector
Tuesday 27th April 2010
yesMinister
As providers of welfare to work and learning and skills provision tender and compete to deliver longer and larger contracts, there are increasing opportunities for expansion. There are also concerns about the
financial capacity and viability of the existing provider base.
yesMinister is working with national and international clients who are actively seeking to speak with companies/organisations that are interested in discussing M&A or other formal structures.
Experience in Slave-driving, Gang-mastering, and Skivvy-recrutiment preferred but not essential.
Details regarding 4th June Seminar will be available shortly.
East Anglian Regional Authority
Skills Development East Anglia
Tuesday 27th April 2010
Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire businesses have signed up to employ more than 7,000 Modern Bonded Labourers in the coming year, it was announced today. 7,000 young people and adults will start Bonded Labour in October Work-for-Benefits Pilot.

Devastating impact of late payments on SMEs
Bad debts and late payment of invoices are endemic problems for UK businesses.
Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
Tuesday 6th April 2010
A survey carried out by RBS and NatWest found that 71 per cent of SMEs have suffered from delays in payment in the last 12 months and that the overall worth of those invoices paid outside the agreed period was £62.87 billion.
Of this total, £15 billion accounted for invoices that were more than 120 days overdue.
The survey, which covered 500 firms, indicated that as many as 235,000 SMEs have had to invest time and effort chasing unpaid bills.
While larger firms have to shoulder a higher value of late payments, smaller businesses are hit the hardest because their unsettled bills represent a greater proportion of their turnover. Our ‘enforcer’ debt collectors advice service available 24/7.
Tackling worklessness guides published
The Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) has published four guides on how to tackle worklessness.
Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA)
Thursday 15th April 2010
The guides contain advice and real examples of delivering employment initiatives for people in local areas.
Guide 1: Houndstown Texas: Deputy Dawg on US Workfare.
Guide 2: How to Make ’em sweat for your Profit. Devil’s Island, a case-study and guidelines.
Guide 3: Shoe-shiners,chimney sweeps,  street sweeping,  mudlarks, professions of the future,
Targeting jobs and training through the procurement process,
Guide 4: How to Lobby with Loads of Loot. Introduction by Emma Harrison.
Working in partnership with Jobcentre Plus.
The New Welfare Contract
The Conservative party has published a New Welfare Contract laying out its plans to tackle worklessness and unemployment.
Conservative Party
Tuesday 20th April 2010
David Cameron has pledged to introduce the contract before the end of 2010 if he wins the election.
A conservative government would;
  • Cut the benefits of anyone on Job Seekers Allowance who refuses to enter the ‘Work Programme’ and tug their forelock,
  • Cut the benefit of anyone who refuses to take up a job offer at any wage,
  • Cut benefit for up to three years for repeated lippy attitude.
  • Long term benefit claimants will be required to ‘Work for the Dole’ on Community Programmes,
  • Bring Back Domestic Service for Lone Parents
  • Oakam Picking in the Workhouse for Long-term unemployed.
  • Disabled Benefits to be Allocated  by Lottery.

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Hat-Tip to Sister S.

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Written by Andrew Coates

May 7, 2010 at 8:23 am

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  1. all the above highlights’ the problems faced today,with a drop in standards’ a free for all self interest has developed with total disregard for everyone’s’ needs with aggressive behavior developing as a result.

    the subject of unemployment/work related issues is never far from controversy and much can and has been said,governments’ over decades have seeked to control more and more in peoples lives’ while their policies have had a complete opposite effect,this is more so when individuals are claiming benefits’.
    you cannot dictate to a person what their wage should be it certainly for many needs to be more then the minimum wage,while those on benefits like jobseekers allowance are faced with a £1 rise a week this is wiped out on a purchase of coffee whitener,people are sanctioned in an indirect way through this poverty promoting tight behavior further causing divisions in society and a cycle of have and have nots’,in some areas you can stand on a street look both sides of a road and this is plain to see.

    david cameron has spoken “were all in this together” we would be after his parties past escapades in the past,financial disaster has happened under his time with norman lamont in the european exchange rate mechanism crisis that developed in 1992, and festering unemployment is the tip of the iceberg.its a depressing situation with all thats heard is “how the markets’reacted” rather then focus on how people feel about life today in many cases’.

    ken

    May 10, 2010 at 1:43 pm

  2. This is a travesty of a mockery. I like it 🙂

    Funny A4e Photos

    May 10, 2010 at 5:15 pm

  3. The problem with politics is everyday we are bombarded with messages – advertisements etc.

    People generally have a very short attention span and we anger over something and vent, and move on…

    I am one of these people who realise that WW1 and WW2 wasn’t that long ago in real terms… a lot of people treat it like it was 1000 years in the past.

    Celebrities scandals etc. and even the political MP expenses are good examples of this. If someone raises a question regarding it you know the answer, but how many people remember the scandal when they voted this General Election just gone? No where near as many as you think.

    When news first broke of the MP expenses scandal… there was anger amongst people…. it finally died down after a while, then a new wave of further expense scandals occurred… more anger… then eventually, all stopped, in the back of every-ones minds… similar story to the cash-for-honours… basically, we all vented after this MP expenses scandal… we are now over it and it has basically been another cover up over systematic widespread fraud by some of the most trusted people in society.

    I think time is basically best put as: 1 hour, 24 hours, 7 days, 14 days, 30 days, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2 years, 3 years, 5 years, 10 years, 20 years etc.

    Everyone had forgot that we have been in recession and high unemployment before. When people briefly consider we did, no one recalls who was in charge… Cameron used this to his advantage… because Con-servatives were never in power when unemployment was high and during a recession. If anyone is to blame it was the current Government (Labour) although they had no part in previous Government. No one recalls the lessons learnt from it. Basically… “History repeats itself” .. it will happen again, waste of money with these reviews costing millions etc. if no one is taking it on board.

    OK, something random…. the Berlin Wall collapse… that was only in the late 80’s and to most, Berlin was like it had never been divided.

    Life is indeed short but events in time quickly moves on because us humans have to adapt to change as there is so much of it happening.

    Flexible New Deal

    May 10, 2010 at 7:17 pm


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